Information Technology

Polk County River Place

For many years, Polk County has expressed an interest in reducing leased space obligations for housing various Polk County offices and services. The County has secured the former Oliver Plaza at 2309 - 2339 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines to satisfy that need.

In November 2005, an assessment was conducted of the property for the Polk County Board of Supervisors. The conclusion was the building and property can be refit for county/state offices and functions.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural services was issued in late winter 2006 resulting in hiring the firm Keffer/Overton, Associates (Des Moines) to oversee the design of the project.

The following departments/units will be moving into the space formerly housing the Target store and warehouse:

  • Supplemental Foods
  • Crisis, Advocacy Services
  • DHS (located at City View)
  • Sheriff Standards and Training
  • Family Enrichment Center
  • Veteran Affairs
  • Sheriff Civil and Administration
  • Juvenile Court Officers

When occupied, there will be 350 employees working on site. To support their efforts, Mail Services, Central Stores and support from General Services department will be housed at Oliver Plaza - making it one the largest county office buildings in Polk County. The goal is to start moving into the property late summer 2007.

Technology Initiatives for the Renovated Polk County River Place Project:

  • Collaborative data connectivity with ICN, City of Des Moines and Des Moines Public schools to provide connectivity to the Polk County network without the use of third party, leased lines
  • This project is one of many data connectivity collaborative efforts to reduce ongoing infrastructure operating costs for Polk County
  • Design of the building layout including data/telecom closets, demarcation and cabling plan to accommodate State DHS and Juvenile Court Services

Contact Us

Polk County Information Technology
111 Court Avenue, Suite 373
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3757
F: (515) 323-5301

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